Posts tagged ‘Democrats’

October 4, 2012

And the Winner is……

The much anticipated, long pundit-ted first presidential debate of the 2012 election season finally broke over us all, energizing some and surprising others. The big 3 cable networks’ analysts set to work immediately after scoring the performance of both candidates. So who did win? Depending on your preferred method of spin that answer could well be up for grabs. But for this writer, (let me quickly admit I am a registered Democrat) I have to give the night to

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September 22, 2012

Daily Scoop: Chaos on BullS#@T Mountain [video]

While Jon Stewart would be the first to admit what he does on The Daily Show is not news but intelligent satire, no one else has done more to reach down into the depths of which cable “news” media has sunk to hose off the muck and reveal the ridiculousness underneath.

Amidst a deeply partisan presidential campaign and the 4th quarter release of a damaging video showing the challenger degrading half the electorate, Fox “News” performs unfair and biased acrobatics to spin the situation into a defense of their candidate Mitt Romney.

See what happens when panic erupts on the conservative news channel:

September 17, 2012

Boehner’s Misconception of Governance & other Political Missteps

A few events over the intervening week held sway enough to make me ponder aloud, “Does John Boehner truly understand American governance?”; “Are the embassy attacks about US policy?” and “Does President Obama flagrantly advocate abortion?

      Election years are crazy enough with the monkey poo fights that erupt across the political ad-osphere but the complete abandon of facts this time around has sent this season into a tailspin of opportunistic malfeasance as its players seek to rouse emotion at the expense of rationality.

September 6, 2012

Daily Scoop: Dems create more Jobs than Republicans

Last night at the Democratic National Convention during his Obama nomination speech, Bill Clinton stated, “”Since 1961 … our private economy produced 66 million private-sector jobs. So what’s the jobs score? Republicans 24 million, Democrats 42 million.”

Are Democratic presidents better than Republican presidents at job creation? Former President Bill Clinton said so — forcefully — in his speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

“Since 1961, for 52 years now, the Republicans have held the White House 28 years, the Democrats 24,” Clinton said. “In those 52 years, our private economy produced 66 million private-sector jobs. So what’s the jobs score? Republicans 24 million, Democrats 42 million.” In the packed convention hall, it was one of the night’s biggest applause lines.

September 5, 2012

The Daily Scoop: Student Loan Debt Crushing the Economy

With the start of another school year, the air is once again filled with  angst over the high cost of college. But the discussion is shifting. It’s not  just about runaway tuition inflation anymore, or even the individual hardship  that excessive college loans create for graduates. Now we’re talking about how  student debt is everyone’s problem because it is crushing the economy.

Total student debt recently crossed the $1 trillion mark, more than Americans  collectively owe on credit cards. New findings conclude that this debt is  shutting young people out of the housing market, further depressing what is  already the economy’s most troubled sector.

September 4, 2012

Economy Worse Under Obama?

It’s been said before, many times in fact, but Senator Chuck Grassley’s recent reassertion that, “It [the economy] has gotten worse under Obama” continues to be a head scratcher for those with memories that span beyond the latest cable news cycle. The repetitious Republican talking point has indeed become fact for many who loyally follow the conservative platform yet for many others the drumbeat message eventually makes them ask themselves, “Has the economy really gotten worse under President Obama.”

The short answer is, “Yes,” but the the more insightful, pragmatic answer is, “No.” It’s confusing, I know, but bear with me while I hash out an explanation.

August 21, 2012

Penis Fencing Flatworms of Presidential Politics

Posted by kdenn.

Every election year, I get to a point when I’ve decided who I’m going to vote for and want to put my head in an oven when the election news coverage increases. I know these stories are not really meant for me but it gets exhausting and nerve racking.

I reached this point after Mitt Romney became ‘The Chosen One’. The amusement of the Republican primaries ended for me. It’s only downhill after Herman Cane quoted lines from the Pokѐmon movie in his concession speech and Rick Perry’s inability to remember three things at a time.

I have to admit, watching Mitt Romney’s oh so delicate ways at gracefully putting his foot in his mouth has been somewhat amusing.

August 20, 2012

The Daily Scoop: Are ‘Swift Boat’ attacks on Obama bogus?

By Peter Bergen, CNN National Security Analyst

Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) — A group of former U.S. military and intelligence officers, including retired Navy SEALs, appear in a 22-minute documentary that was released on Wednesday asserting that the Obama administration has leaked considerable classified intelligence about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden for political gain.

They also claim that the administration has given itself too much credit for this feat of American arms and intelligence gathering. The film even makes the dramatic charge that the Obama administration is “purposefully putting lives in jeopardy” because of its purported leaks about national security.

The charges bear some resemblance to the “Swift Boat” tactics used against Sen. John Kerry in the tight 2004 presidential election against President George W. Bush in which Kerry’s service in Vietnam, seemingly a strength of the candidate, was turned into a weakness.

August 8, 2012

The Daily Scoop: Romney Welfare Ad found to be…. [video]

Forget, for a moment, tax cuts and the fiscal cliff. Mitt Romney wants to talk about welfare.

A Romney ad opens with a picture of President Bill Clinton signing the 1996 landmark welfare reform act, which shifted the program from indefinite government assistance to one based on steering people toward employment and self-reliance.

The words “unprecedented success” flash on the screen [This, despite frequent claims from Republicans welfare programs are failures and contribute to the "nanny state"] . Clinton and a bipartisan Congress, a narrator says, “helped end welfare as we know it by requiring work for welfare.”

August 2, 2012

MP Bulletin Extra: Twitter Political Index

Want to see who is ahead in the presidential race based on tweets and only tweets?

Today Twitter launched its Political Index, a dedicated site at http://election.twitter.com/, which will show whether President Obama or Republican candidate Mitt Romney is in the lead based on millions of 140-character messages.

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